Mertwigs Maze by TSR
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:00 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:35 pm 
 

a cool little module/game :D

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/1965

i'm gonna list one in the next few days when i sort myself out - fun to play!

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:48 pm 
 

Designed and illustrated by Tom Wham ... a very light-hearted look at many of the dungeon-crawling genre's cliches.

TW stated in an interview once (or maybe more than once) that games like MM and Search for the Emporer's Treasure were just (paraphrasing) "every D&D thing I could think of, boiled down to a few simple rules."

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:52 pm 
 

NIPI was originally going to do Mertwig's, but of course we folded first and Tom sold it to TSR.

I may have original NIPI production plans for that around here somewhere in my files...

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:53 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:I may have original NIPI production plans for that around here somewhere in my files...


ooooooooooooooooooooooo :)

i need to win the lottery and come visit you frank :D

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:10 pm 
 

Cool, finally other people who like "Mertwig's Maze", other than myself. such a lonely existence. ;>


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:15 pm 
 

Now I'll have to read mine. Is it really that good?


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:30 pm 
 

It is what it is, DL ... it's a little heavy on the cutesy stuff for many people. I've always had a soft spot for it and Search for the Emperor's Treasure, and Tom Wham's stuff in general. I like the whimsical nature of his work.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:42 pm 
 

Good lord, Foul could sell some advertising in the gaps that that guy's avatar is creating ... :roll:

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:32 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Now I'll have to read mine. Is it really that good?


It was fun back in the day of Snits, etc. Best played when drinking.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:01 am 
 

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Deadlord39 wrote:Now I'll have to read mine. Is it really that good?


It was fun back in the day of Snits, etc. Best played when drinking.

 Oh, c'mon, it's a bit better than that! I'll grant you, it ain't Axis & Allies, but it is fun! And if you expect anything "serious" give your head a shake! Another game that is funny but a bit more, strategic, shall we say is the"Great Khan Game". Tons of fun, that is ! :)


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:03 am 
 

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Deadlord39 wrote:Now I'll have to read mine. Is it really that good?


It was fun back in the day of Snits, etc. Best played when drinking.

 Oh, c'mon, it's a bit better than that! I'll grant you, it ain't Axis & Allies, but it is fun! And if you expect anything "serious" give your head a shake! Another game that is funny but a bit more, strategic, shall we say is the"Great Khan Game". Tons of fun, that is ! :)


yeah i agree. i only really had the time to play it with friends just the once, but it was played ina  light-hearted way and we all had a blast playing it. if you treat it the same as the other D&D mods etc, you will come up short, as really, its an item on its own from that perspective. i like it.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:17 pm 
 

Tom Wham fans should be sure to hit TomWham.com. He's a friend of mine and extremely generous, gives out autographs with free artwork added all the time, and sells custom art for a pittance. I keep trying to tone him down and make him a bit rarer (and thus bring in a bit more money), but he's not motivated by money.

And he's over 60 and always comes to the GenCon auction for a bit. Get his work and his generosity while you can.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:41 pm 
 

[quote="ExTSR"]I keep trying to tone him down and make him a bit rarer (and thus bring in a bit more money), but he's not motivated by money.

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Unusual nowadays in the RPG world. What is he thinking?


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:56 pm 
 

Wow, two good laughs in one thread!  I should read this section more often!


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:04 pm 
 

Here, deadman, you can use this...

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Just get some glue and stick it on the front of that, uh...

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:20 pm 
 

Make that three!

My god, I need to get to bed.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:22 pm 
 

And by the way, that AVATAR at the top looks just about right if you use that reversed-binoculars trick I mentioned earlier.


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